Music Score of „The heart of the Rose“ by Gerald Spitzner

Music Score of „The heart of the Rose“ by Gerald Spitzner

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VIDEO: (music score video) „The heart of the Rose“ by Gerald Spitzner https://youtu.be/9uHYUaCTlp0

 

364 . The Best Instruments for the best Musicians of Venice

364 . The Best Instruments for the best Musicians of Venice

 

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They continued their Peony Gondola Dream and it was like that:

The Gondola moved soft in the evening waters of the Canale Grande and Palmina put her head on Palma’s side and felt so secure.
During their common Music Vision she felt surrounded by thousands of roses – All the Roses – All the music light roses she saw and felt in her heart!

Palmina wanted to ask Palma for the music score of this music piece and Palma could feel it.
Palma smiled. During that he remembered that today a bird sung at 4 a.m. in the morning bringing Palma a bird message, Palma stood up and looked out of the morning to listen every tweet of Palmina.
(Palmina tried to send him 3 times Messenger and he could feel and hear it).

„Here I have the music score, my Palmina, mia docissima Mia!“

Palmina feels that this music touched her heart very, very much and Palmina looked into Palma’s eyes and Palma looked also into her shining eyes.

„This evening you played so beautiful on my new lute. How do you like it? Is it a good instrument, Palmina?“

„Oh, yes, I love it. It is so nice to play on it. It is a master work – From the best lute maker from Venice…“

Palma took the instrument in his hands lifted it a little bit and said: „This lute is for you Palmina, ordered by the best lute maker of Venice, the most famous in whole Europe, from the whole World!“

„Woooh“, This is for me?“
Her eyes looked like a little deer.
„Oh, thank you! Really? Oh, Palma!
Such a good instrument! Oh, Palma! This is sure the most expensive lute in the world!?“

Palma smiled shy as if he does not know what she means and looked up to the soft evening sky over Venice.
Palmina hugged Palma like a little girl and kissed him shy and tender on his cheeks several times – and: Palma could feel it and smiled.

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The next day Palma il Giovane was at the La Pieta Music School where the orphan girls waited all together in the music rehearsal and dining room.

Palma made it possible that Palmina can give music lessons for the girls as music teacher there at the music school, which is near to her family house, the bakery shop along the cale de la Peieta.

„Now, my dear angels…“, the nun said to all the orphan girls,
„…Signore Palma il Giovane, who composed for us a lot of artworks in the last years is here and he has announced that every girl who is playing or learning music instrument will get new a high quality music instrument made from the best instrument builder from the Republic of Venice!!!“

The girls looked at each other – after a moment of silence they smiled, jumped and cried of joy and luck and made a long applause for Palma il Giovane.

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picture 2 – The La Pieta Girls Orchestra playing on their new music instruments

„Graaaaazie! Mille, mille grazie, Maestro Palma il Giovane!!!“

-„Really…we will get new instruments!!! We will be the best girls orchestra of Europe, of the whole world!“

And Palma gave a sign to Palmina to bring the music instruments builder which waited outside.

„Oh, so much new instruments, all for us…“

„This is for me, I play Cello!“
„This is for me, I play the Violin“
„and I play the Lute!
“ I play the harpsichord – oh a new harpsicord – for me!!!“
„…an Oboe for me and for you a Mandolin, look!“
„and there they bring a Viola, and all Viola da Gamba!!“
„Trumpets, Clarinets, a Mono-chord for theoretic music studies!!
„and, and this is a flute for me!!!“, a younger little girl said!

And all their cheeks get light red and all their eyes shined.

Now this seems Christmas in summer.
Palma observed like a father how the orphan girls where lucky.

The nuns where surprised by so much new music instruments and hold their hands over their open mouth and could not believe that Palma il Giovane is supporting these girls orchestra so much.

The elder superior nun whispered to her colleague:“Once we all thought Palma will adopt or marry one of our girls. Now he supports our orchestra….Last month he sponsored us a golden tablet which has the words on it:

‚THE LA PIETA GIRLS ORCHESTRA OF THE REPUBLIC OF VENICE‘

We are so lucky to have him as sponsor. Soon we will make a concert tour to Vienna, Austria with our choir and Orchestra. At the Renaissance Palais Ferstel in the 1.District“

„..Yes, but our girls are really good musicians, aren’t they?“
„And they like Palma’s compositions, so they will perform his artworks…“.
„Sometimes he is like a father, often he comes and tell to the girls good-night-stories for the girls in our rehearsal hall…
Often legends from the Life of Master Titian and his secret love the lute playing musician… she lived here in Venice…“
The older nun listened and nodded understanding.

* * *

Again at the 23 p.m. in the Gondola under the evening stars of Venice:

Palmina plays on her new lute and Palma listened very interested.

No one bought Palmina in her whole life such a beautiful and high quality music instrument not even her father.
But Palma did it. Palma il Giovane said: „I wanted to give you this Lute in the public. But we decided to make our Gondola tour…

Palmina played and Palma listened and the golden light was again between their hearts.

„…Yes…yes….I need these moments of pure music and art inspiration, Palmina. There are so much honor guests in our Palazzo…
I can not concentrate there….sometimes… because I feel so tired after the painting work…“

„…I know Palma, Often the honor guests are asking to see the famous Palma il Giovane, Mihaela said, wondering where you are…
Mihaela told them that you are working on an art inspiration…“, Palmina said with her soft voice.

„Yes, this is the truth…“

And both looked at Palma’s music score and they heard this Peony Gondola Music Vision like that:

VIDEO: (music score video) The Mystic Light Rose by Gerald Spitzner – https://youtu.be/Qy-4AoBantk

(to be continued…)

 

Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:

ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner/

 


 

364 . The Marco Polo Dialogue

364 . The Marco Polo Dialogue

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picture 1 – painting by Palma il Giovane (Palazzo Ducale in Venice)   „Doge Pietro Loredan Beseeching the Virgin“ (Palmina as model)

   After they dreamed this Peony Gondola Vision they continued to dream like that:

Every day Palmina appeared as Pigeon in his daily life and he feels that she is helping him like an angel.

Sometimes she asked the saint virgin that sometimes on the sky there is a little heart formed from clouds.
If Palma looks up to the heaven he realizes often this fact and he smiled lucky.

Often she brings him fresh fine white breads to his working place – this year (1596) he workes in the St. Antonin Church at the little San Saba Chapel on a wide scaffolding.

Today he makes no brakes, waits till Palmina will come with her basked with fresh little breads.

At evening she will play his composition on her lute in the Palazzo Ducale on San Marco Place.

She learned all his notes by heart so she does not need to use a music score to play it.
Around midday she will make a little rehearsal for Palma in the San Saba Chapel so Palmina could feel with her heart if the tempo was correctly taken and the interpretation was perfect after Palma’s intentions.

Palma smiled as he was looking forward to hear her playing only for him in this San Antonin Church, near her flat at her mothers bakery shop on the Campo Bandiera e Moro in Venice.

And Palmina came silently in the church, Palma did not realize it, and she took her Pipa and played very soft the „Thinking on each other melody“.

Palma looked up from his big painting artwork and though „Am I dreaming, or is she really playing the Chinese Pipa lute – here in this church in Venice? – only for him – the Thinking on each other melody?“

Palma looked around in the church, if there is a saint angel playing.

* * *

Later after the evening concert Palmina came to pick Palma up.

„Palma it is too dark to paint, even with a lantern? Come Palma let us make a Gondola tour along the evening in Venice? I will play for you on your lute…“

„Oh, Yes Palmina. I will order a Gondola and will be sitting in it in 12 minutes and you can enter it in the Calle de la Pieta at the little bridge.“, Palma whispered to her and he put his painting brush down and cleaned it with terpentin.

Now he went down to order the Gondola at the bridge at Furlani which was also over the rio de la pieta like the bridge where they will meet.

As Palma entered the Gondola  he thought the words „..till we meet us again at the bridge…“

The Gondola started along the Rio de la Pieta and Palma il Giovane felt like Marco Polo who is taking his Chinese princess in the Chinese city Suzhou the so called „Venice of the East“

Palmina entered now the Gondola, coming from her evening concert, wearing a beautiful expensive Renaissance cloth, which Palma bought her once.

After a while both had the same Peony Gondola Vision.
Palma transformed into Marco Polo and Palmina transformed into the Chinese Princess.

Palmina felt that Palma is dreaming from the century of Marco Polo without saying a word.

Yes they could see the Water City Suzhou, which is known as the Venice of the East.
There they have also water streets like in Venice. How amazed was Marco Polo to visit this city with a Chinese chunk (like a Gondola in Venice) and he said to his Chinese princess „Oh, my princess, will you come with me to Venice? We are both from different cultures but we are learning from each other – Tell me something from your culture…“.

Palmina and Palma looked now up to the stars over Venice.
They looked now together to Sirius-Sotis.

This star you can see from the 4th of September to the 5th of May at different evening or night time.

Both remembered without saying a word that looking to these stars this makes Palma and Palmina connected between their hearts.
Even they are separated through space, maybe thousands of Miles / Kilometers they would look every day if it is possible to Sirius-Sotis to send a smile each other.

And the Chinese princess told Palma the story of the Chinese traditional Novel of the fate of Wang Hsian Ko and Wu Schuang (a Work of Xing Jian Bai (776 – 826) at the time of Tang-Emperor Te Tschung (780-805) Marco Polo listened very interested.*

And Marco Polo said „…till we met again at the bridge…“

Palma felt very touched and the story about these two loving was this:

They could see each other only A FEW MINUTES on an ANCIENT BRIDGE.
A group of fine 30 palace ladies came in carriages this way along this bridge.
Wang Hsian Ko could see her as she lifted the curtain of her carriage and she smiled to him and he smiled to her.
Then they were separated and had to wait a long time to see and speak each other again, but they always thought on each other.
Wu Shuang tried to write Wang Hsian Ko a letter, but it was very difficult.
They always thought on each other although they could not see, could not speak, could not write to each other.
Nevertheless their „heart to heart“ – connection was stronger than the fate: THEY FOUND A WAY TO EACH OTHER…
Marco Polo was touched by the fate of this deeply in their heart loving people. But then the way was open for them to go together through their life, full of love and luck.
Palma looked shortly at Palmina’s eyes. She looked also into his eyes and smiled.

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* this story is printed in its german translation by Franz Khan at „Chinesische Novellen“, p.519 („Vom Totenhemd ins Brautkleid“), Insel Taschenbuch (848), 1985 (a novelle byXing Jian Bai 白行简)
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picture 2 – The Marco Polo city in China Suzhou (Venice of the East)

They looked around the beautiful Water City Suzhou (picture  above) and Marco Polo counted all the bridges. They saw a lot of lanterns and light which are reflecting in the water and the atmosphere was like in Venice.

She played then again on her Pipa lute the „Spring Melody“ and had sweet innocent light red cheeks because she expressed her feelings to her beloved Marco Polo.

Later Marco Polo told her the love story of Dante and Beatrice in the „Divina Commedia“

„And there was a rose of light in the heaven they both saw in a Vision (Beatrice leads him to this vision)…“

„Oh a mystic light rose? This is interesting in my culture there are a lot of links to mystic light roses – the Lotus Rose – the Peony Rose – „The Secret of the Golden Flower“* and they are important in Buddhism, Taoism, and so fort…


* „The Secret of the Golden Flower“,
Richard Wilhelm translated this old mystic text into German Language / English


 

Marco Polo hold her hand and kissed her carefully, as if he wants to heal he hands (she plays a lot of time on her Pipa and has a lot of pain sometimes on her fingers:
„My Pipa- princess…“

„My Marco Polo“

„My Wu Schuang…“

„My Wang Hsian Ko…“

„Our hearts are connected…“

„Our hearts are connected…“

And during they felt to be in a Chinese Chunk they realized that they are in Venice.

And Palma holds still her hands and kissed them soft and he observed her beautiful shy shining eyes.

Slowly the Gondola moved along the San Marco Place where Palma has his flat left beside the astronomical clock house in the 2nd foor.

It is still light there because there are a lot of important special honor guests of the republic of Venice. Palmina often played (most daily) there after the evening concert as opening of the evening dinner in the big representative rooms („Palazzo“).
After that music opening ceremony Palmina was finished and could leave the event to pick up Palma from his painting work place (now in the San Saba Chapel of San Antonin).
They saw Palma’s both daughters standing at the window.
The elder Crezia, she is now 14 years old, with her younger sister Giulia, holding her on her arm like a mother.

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  picture 3 – (detail) Palma’s flat in the 16th century

„Oh, look, Crezia and Giulia are at the window… Let us greet them…“, Palma said.

Palma and Palmina wanted to wave to them but it was to dark for them to see Palma and Palmina sitting in the Gondola.

„Crezia is now 14 and she takes care of Giulia like a mother. Amazing she helped everywhere, as if she is the head of the family…“, Palma explained.

„You are proud on her isn,t it? You have to paint her, hmm? Paint her also as Samaritan women at the fountain with Jesus, like you paint me once.

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picture 4 – Palma’s doughter as model in his painting „Jesus and the Samaritan“ (1599)

You painted me once as young lady with the yellow white cloth. I am 38 and she is 14.“

„Do you remember? Once you wanted to adopt a 14 year old girl from the orphan music school „Ospedale de la Pieta“… Now you have an own 14 year old angel!
The Orphan girl sung in the famous la Pieta choir – the most famous choir in the world – and the orphan girls did expect that you will choose a girl to marry or to adopt it as daughter…“

„Yes, I remember Palmina, I remember the eyes of all the talented music orphan girls.
They looked deep into my eyes and into my heart, asking me wordless:
»Will you take one of us to marry?..Me or her, or an other girl?
… Will you take one of us to adopt as own daughter?«

– Sometimes I was not sure which feeling I should have »Like a father or a future husband ‚in spes’*)«
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*) ‚in spes‘ means in ‚hope‘ to marry
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Palma looked thinking a while and said „Perce no? Why not? Wei shen me bu?“ (Marco Polo once could speak Chinese language)
Palma was lucky to make these evening walks with Palmina, like it was today.
Sometimes the representative evening dinners in Palma’s flat are a little bit taking to much energy or concentration and Palma is often very tired after painting the whole day and he needs Palmina’s lute playing to be recreated from the hard working day.

Slowly the Gondola moved to the left side in direction to Giudecca Island.

„Here you lived in the Marco Polo time, do you remember, Palmina?“

„Palmina looked smiling and nodded shy… There, over there in the gardens… and we meet in the Gondola…
Often we took the Gondola like today and, and I…
…. I remember the gondola had a little bit an other design and, and an other color…“, Palmina said like a little girl.

Palma took from his bag a music score and showed it to Palmina.

Palmina holds her lantern near to Palma’s music score and was interested to look at it and it seemed that she wished nothing more than to hear Palma’s new music creation.
Her cheeks turned again light-red color and Palma could feel this.

Both had now a vision of a mystic music light flower and it was like this:

VIDEO: The Mystic Light Rose by Gerald Spitzner – https://youtu.be/O5nJJ88P_EQ


(to be continued…)

Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:

ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner/

363. Pigeon in the Morning Light

363. Pigeon in the Morning Light

Yes, Palma’s painting from the year 1595 has a secret hint to the lute playing Palmina.
At this time Palma, especially the year around 1596, Palma il Giovane painted in the San Saba Chapel every day.
This morning he stood early to paint on the huge painting up, on the left side. (The painting is half circled and in front of the half circled painting on the top right side).
After a while Palma made a thinking break and put down his paintbrush.
Deep on his heart he remembered that last morning a pigeon appeared in the morning on a roof.

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  Picture – Pigeon on san Marco Place in Venice

He thought that this is his Palmina. Yes, Palmina was able to appear for a while as Pigeon in Palma’s life to be in his near.
Palma smiled and repeated this vision in his heart because this felt so beautiful.
He felt it a golden light from heart to heart.
He layed down on the wide and long scaffolding which was in the half height of the San Saba Chapel in this St.Antonin church in Venice. (A few steps away there is Palmina’s flat and her mothers family shop: the little fine bakery shop at the Campo Bandiera e Moro.

He ate the fine little bread from their bakery shop as late breakfast.
After a while Palma smiled and looked on his right side.
The place where Palmina sits usually beside him was empty. Often she comes to pick him up after she finished her daily evening concert at the Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale on the San Marco Place in Venice,).

Often he could feel her, deep in his heart, playing her secretly a composition of Palma at the Palazzo Ducale.

* * *

At 23 p.m. in the Peony Gondola Palma took his Mandolin and played for her his new composition for Mandolin.

Palmina smiled and dreamed this music with him and later she put her head on Palma’s side, smiled and dreamed with him the same Peony Gondola Dream:

VIDEO: Pigeon in the Morning Light (Mandolin and Violin)
https://youtu.be/0tf5p2UjOlk

    (to be continued…)

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Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story »Palma il Giovane – The Peony
Gondola« here:

ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner

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361. Palma il Giovane ‚La Crocifissione‘

361. Palma il Giovane ‚La Crocifissione‘

And they saw now aVision of Palma’s painting „La Crocifissione“ with
secret hints of the lute Playing Palmina.

La Crocifissione

picture –  Palma il Giovane ‚La Crocifissione‘

(to be continued…)

360. Saving the yellow canary bird

360. Saving the yellow canary bird

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision and it was like that:

They saw a little yellow canary bird in a golden cage on a table in a breakfast hall in a hotel on an island far in the east.

Allwaws if a Tourist from the West came to the table with the golden cage the little bird was afraid that a man comes with his finger to open the cage and to touch the little bird.
The bird flew nervous left and right in the cage to escape the strange man.

Outside they saw a man with 1 Million island dollars in his hands with a grey plastic key arround his neck.
„Hey, waiter.!“ He said.
„Yes, sir?….oh, Bagdad!“ The waiter said as he saw the key.“
„Oh, Bagdad. Yes, we are religious friends…ha, ha, ha…
Look, this money is yours if you give in the drinking water of that yellow canary bird this liqud sugar earth. Will you, my friend?“
And he pointed on the place where the little innocent shy canary bird was sitting in his cage.

After one hour as the bird drunk the  water with the invisible liquid sugar earth the bird loses control about his mind.

A Tourist came with a photo camera and made photos of the bird.
Later he came with his hand and tried to touch the bird under his wings with his finger. The bird did not react an did not flew away. The tourist continued his foto session and made a lot of strange pictures of this innocent willingles little canary bird.

  But suddenly an unicorn appeared on the heaven, sent by the saint virgin to protect the bird.
The unicorn smashed the tourist away and lifted the golden cage with his horn and flew with the bird far, far away from that island.

   As they saw this Peony Gondola Vision Palmina smiled and put her head on Palmas side. Palma kissed her hands to heal her hand  and smiled also lucky.

(to be continued…)

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Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story »Palma il Giovane – The Peony
Gondola« here:

ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner

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359. Happy Birthday wishes by Palmina to Palma’s mother

359. Happy Birthday wishes by Palmina to Palma’s mother

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    Picuture –  Flower Vision at San Marco Place in Venice

And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision in their Peony Gondola, which connects them from heart to heart:

* * *

„Palma?“, Palmina whispered.
„Hm?“
„Today is your mother’s birthday!
Look, I send you greetings for your mother with birthday wishes on facebook messanger…I want to greet her and to say that I like her Violin playing very much.“

Palma looked on his handy and opened the chat dialogue between her and him.
„Oh, the admins of the church of social media did erase your message to me, look…nothing!?
Send it again, Palmina!“

And Palmina wrote again her message and send it.

Palmas handy made a special sound, Palma looked, but nothing.

„Look they erased again your message after the handy signal told me that you send me a message…
We should communicate with Whatsap or we chat in the future, isn’t it, Palmina. Everyone says ‚facebook and e-mails are no more secure‘

I will send your greetings to mum personally. In my heart I could feel your good thoughts. I felt also that you played my compositions on your lute. So full of love and heart, thank you Palmina.
As I looked on the sky every day:
You send so much hearts on the sky…and a lot of bird messages these days…“

Palma took her hands and kissed them, so that her fingers had not so much pains because of her hard rehearsals for her concerts.

Palmina’s eyes shined and they huged tender alnd Palmina gave Palma soft kisses on his right cheek as she did every day at 23 p.m. after her time.

     (to be continued…)

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Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story »Palma il Giovane – The Peony
Gondola« here:

ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner

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356. „The Way“ in Art and music

356. „The Way“ in Art and music

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   picture – West view at evening view in Venice (left island  San Giorgio Magiore)

  And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision and it was like that:

   * * *

„Palma?“
„Hm, did you hear that I send you happy birthday message…?“

„Yes, Palmina and every time a heard a sound from my mobile phone I looked to read it, but the admins of facebook messangers did erase all your recent messages…Deep in my heart I could feel your positive thoughts.
Today as I looked up from my bed I saw a pigeon sitting on roof.
Behind her there was a big heart made of white clouds on the sky.
I thought on you, my Pigeon…
Today I finished a new composition….You inspired me, Palmina…“

Palmina smiled and she took his right hand and hold it.
Palma could feel this.

Now they dreamed to go at evening in Venice together, side by side, hand in hand, looking at the west sunset.
This they did often in the 16th century. And they wished to see each other again, even if Palma is not a painter  any more and not born in Venice, even if Palmina is living far, far away but in her heart very near to him – So their souls and hearts meet together in the Peony Gondola at 23 p.m.

Walking together in their dream in Venice they heard a music from Palma’s heart and it was like that:

VIDEO: „The Way“ by Gerald Spitzner

 

(to be continued…)

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Read also the other CHAPTERS of this story »Palma il Giovane – The Peony
Gondola« here:

ALL CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
https://geraldspitzner.wordpress.com/palma-il-giovane-the-peony-gondola-by-gerald-spitzner

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352. Ancora una Volta, Palma!

352. Ancora una Volta, Palma!

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picture 1 – Gondola and Rialto Bridge in Venice
 

Today a bird sung in the morning in the little garden, bringing a message for Palma il Giovane.
Palma listened and was lucky.
He send Palmina an imaginary heart-to-heart kiss and Palmina could feel it.
Palmina smiled also.

Now they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Dream and it was like that:

* * *

After they played together on the Rialto Bridge the „Waiting on the Rialto Bridge“ – Song Palmina made a soft sigh and said with her soft voice like a Pigeon:
„Oh, Palma! Bellissima“ Tai haude! – Ancora una volta, Palma! – Once More, Palma!“
„Certo, mia dolcissima columba! Wode zui ke aide gezi! My sweetest pigeon!“

And Palma lifted his Mandolin and made silent „uno, due, tre“ with his mandolin and now they played together once more and they looked each other into their eyes and smiled.
And there was again the golden light between their hearts.

VIDEO: „Waiting at the Rialto bridge“ by Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin (Violin or Pipa) +Guitar (Lute or Piano ) – https://youtu.be/HggoNeJE7K4

„Waiting at the Rialto Bridge“ by Gerald Spitzner

music: composed by Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin: Gerald Spitzner
Guitar: Gerald Spitzner

And Palma and Palmina made music and played and played.

During the music they remembered that they often met there to exchange their letter-pigeons sitting in a big golden cage.

They saw also the people of the 16th century going along the Rialto bridge like in a remembering-Vision.

Palma’s cage stood under the north arc of the Rialto Bridge with his Pigeon – Palmina’s cage stood under the south arc with her Pigeon.

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picture 2 – Letter Pigeons

Palmina took Palma’s cage and Palma took Palmina’s cage.

So they could send each other a little letter with the help of the letter Pigeons.
This they made because it often happened that their normal mail was stolen in the 16th century by the illegal criminal church of O.S.

The bird-mail was more secure than the normal mail.

Both thought now about this remembering, both smiled.

Is this not like once? – Today Palmina send a little heart message on facebook Messenger but someone stole her message, read it and erased it – maybe a facebook administrator payed by the church of O.S. with money.

Sometimes Palmina recorded herself on the Pipa Lute and send an audio-recording to Palma but, facebook Messanger blocked her audio-file and on Palma’s handy there was no audio-file by Palmina any more since once.

But here in the Peony Gondola they can communicate from heart-to-heart and make music from heart-to-heart in the golden light.
„Palma?“, Palmina asked looking shy and innocent,
„Can I have the music score?…“

And Palma was lucky that she asked him for the music score – of course he gave it to her.

Palmina said lucky: „Woooh! I love it! Oh, Palma! My composer! Ti amo! Wo ai ni! Mille grazie! henduo XieXie!“

And Palmina wanted to jump on her place like a little bird and smiled and she took the music score and touched with her cheek the paper and kissed it tender.

„Like once, in the 16th century…“, Palma thought happy.
„This is my Palmina, my Pigeon, my little yellow canary bird, my inspiration, my Santa Cecilia, my big old love…“

pictures – music score of „Waiting on the Rialto Bridge“

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(to be continued…)

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351. „Waiting on the Rialto Bridge“

       351. „Waiting on the Rialto Bridge“

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            picture 1 – view middle Steps of Rialto Bridge during the
Corona-Virus-Epidemic with closed shops

   So they continued to dream their Peony Gondola dream and it was like
that:

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– He saw her smiling in an old remembering vision sitting there with
her traditional bakers shop cloth of the 16th century, holding her lute,
playing his composition and smiling into Palma’s eyes.

  – She dreams that Palma wears a beautiful traditional cloth like the
16th century in Venice it was usual and he came to buy some fresh fine
little white breads from her.

  And during their hearts were connected dreaming Palmina dreamed that
Palma is holding Palmina on his arms and carrying her up to the Rialto
Bridge – step by step –  while she is holding her arms around his neck
and smiling lucky.

Palma dreamed this scene also and he saw that Palmina smiles very lucky.

Palma also remembered that he composed a Mandolin solo about
„Waiting-Melody“. He played it standing at the Rialto Bridge so that she
can hear it down to her baker market stand while she is selling her
breads at the marked stand.

  Palma remembered also the music score of the Lute-part Palmina
composed for her.
He remembers that she came up the steps to him, there on the Bridge
with his Mandolin and painting utensils..

Palma played also today, in the 21st century, the „Waiting-Melody“ on
his Mandolin and Palmina said after she heard it:

„Wooh, now I remember…this Melody…you played it for me…I listened
it and came up to the bridge… We were often up there and sometimes:
One was waiting for the other.
You played this Melody so I could hear it on my marked stand. As I
heard it I realized that you came with your painting utensils to paint
there under the arc of the bridge…“

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„Yes, Palmina. Sometimes you waited for me on the south side of the
bridge and you played this Waiting-Melody on your Venetian Lute…“

Palmina and Palma went talking step by step along the south side of theR ialto Bridge.

  „And at the Peony Gondola – where our souls meet – we made together
music:  You on your Mandolin and I on my Lute…“, Palmina whispered
Palma in his ears.

They moved slow but continuous step by step upwards to the highest point
of the bridge.

  „…Here in the 21th century we have now the Corona-Virus-Epidemic.“

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    picture 3 – view from Venice without people

„…No tourists are in this mounts in Venice.
10000 people died in Italy!“

„These poor people. It is a so dangerous time!
We often thought in the 16th century about the poor victims of the
Pest-Virus-Epidemic in Italy and in the whole World.

… We often made a prayer with our music instruments for them.“,
Palmina said with a sigh in her voice.

„…So no one is allowed to go out of the streets in Venice.
Only we both – we are in our dreams here…“, Palma said.

They went step by step up to the bridge.

„…the people can only make music alone at home.
Record themselves and send the music to them they like or love….

This remembers me, Palma. As I recorded own audio-files with my
I-Phone.  I recorded myself on my lute and I send It to you for your
speech….“, Palmina said friendly like a Pigeon.

„…Now is the time for home recording music, because all concerts in
the world are cancelled these days and no one is allowed to make music
in these days with ensembles….“, Palma said thinking „Palmina?“,

„Hm, did you know that I send you a few hearts these days on facebook
Messenger?“

Palma answered: „My handy made sounds but as I looked on our
Chat-protocol…you know…
But, I felt your positive energy… I felt that you also are sad that
your message to me are erased by someone…

This morning I heard a sweet bird singing in the garden.
I listened 5 minutes to this singing bird and was lucky to have a
heart-to-heart message from you, my pigeon, my Saint Cecilia!
I told also to this bird he should send you a sweet bird message if you
look short out of your windows…“

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         picture 4 –  View from the Rialto Bridge

As they arrived the highest point of the Rialto Bridge Palma took his
Mandolin and played his creation for Palmina „Waiting on the Rialto
bridge“ and Palmina took her lute and played with him like that:

          VIDEO: „Waiting at the Rialto bridge“ by Gerald Spitzner
Mandolin (Violin or Pipa) +Guitar (Lute or Piano ) –
https://youtu.be/HggoNeJE7K4

„Waiting at the Rialto bridge“

   music: composed by Gerald Spitzner

       Mandolin: Gerald Spitzner

       Guitar: Gerald Spitzner

(to be continued…)

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Gondola« here:

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